Juvenile in custody for firearm possession

A 15-year-old student at John Sedgwick Junior High School was arrested on March 22 and transported to juvenile detention. He was booked for possession of a dangerous weapon on school facilities.

Based on information released by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, the sheriff’s school resource officer was notified by a parent that a student had witnessed a fellow student in possession of a firearm and had shown the handgun to several students at the school.

The weapon, a 10mm semi-automatic handgun, was retrieved out of the student’s backpack. The gun was not loaded and ammunition was not found in the backpack or on the student.

No injuries were reported in connection with the investigation. The case has been turned over to sheriff’s detectives for additional follow up concerning the firearm’s history and ownership since manufacture.

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